Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore mayor over $100K for books while seeking city contract
By Admin | April 04, 2019
Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh about $114,000 for about 20,000 copies of her self-published children's books while the healthcare organization was seeking a lucrative contract from a spending board controlled by the mayor, The Baltimore Sun reported this week.
Kaiser, a healthcare provider and insurer based in Oakland, Calif., is the second healthcare organization to be embroiled in the controversial book sales.
1. The Baltimore mayor is facing criticism over the profit she made from selling a children's book series to businesses linked to city government.
2. In March, news broke that the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore was a major buyer of Ms. Pugh's "Healthy Holly" children's books. The medical system paid Ms. Pugh $500,000 for 100,000 books.
For more on this story, please read, Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore mayor over $100K for books while seeking city contract, by Becker's Hospital Review.